ENDURANCE

Let endurance be your watchword: teach the life-force in you — your vital being - not to complain but to put up with all the conditions necessary for great achievement. The body is a very enduring servant, it bears the stress of circumstance tamely like a beast of burden. It is the vital being that is always grumbling and uneasy. The very essence of endurance is that the vital should learn to give up its capricious likes and dislikes and preserve an equanimity in the midst of the most trying conditions. Nothing great is ever accomplished without endurance.
THE MOTHER

Endurance
Going to the end of the effort without fatigue or relaxing.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large usually double compositae flowers with firm spatulate ray florets in a wide range of colours; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Sarah Parrott

Courageous Endurance

Strong and energetic, never complains.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae royal purple flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: DianthusMoon

Victorious Endurance
It will endure till the end of the battle.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae orange flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Variationen

Spontaneous Endurance

Natural, effortless, smiling.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae light green flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long-blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Scott.Zonna

Joyful Endurance
Whatever happens, it keeps on smiling.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae bright coral pink flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Flatbush Gardener

Ananda of Endurance
To know how to bear and endure undoubtedly creates a strong and lasting joy.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae cream flowers with a red centre and with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Maody

Supramentalised Endurance
The attitude is such that difficulties lose their power to harass.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae golden yellow flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: DianthusMoon

Psychic Endurance
It will smile at life whatever its difficulties may be.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae pnk flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Maia C

Mental Endurance
The difficulty of the problems to be solved will never discourage it.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae yellow flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Toptropicals

Endurance of the Higher Vital
Whatever the circumstances, it never fails.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae pinkish mauve flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: SK Photography

Vital Endurance
Whatever the obstacles, we shall always go forward!

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae violet red flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Gardenpunk

Physical Endurance
Knows neither fatigue nor exhaustion.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae dark red flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Bitter Girl

Integral Endurance
It will go on unfailingly till the end of its task.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae white flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: DianthusMoon

Manifold Endurance
Whatever the endurance needed, it is always there to do its duty.

Zinnia elegans
Common zinnia, Youth-and-old-age
Large, usually double compositae variegated or multicoloured flowers with firm spatulate ray florets; borne singly on sturdy stems. A long- blooming garden annual.

Photo Courtesy: Normanack

Detailed Endurance
Nothing is too small to be neglected; all circumstances are met with the same care.

Zinnia angustifolia
Small compositae flowers with eight rounded ray florets and a small yellow or orange central disc, in yellow, white or orange with a yellow stripe near the centre; borne singly. A low erect annual herb with linear leaves.



Power of a Perfect Endurance
Manifests rarely, but is very precious.

Strobilanthes kunthiana
Small bluish violet campanulate flower with one side of the corolla slightly swollen from the base; set in dense broad bracted spikes. A perennial herb or subshrub with numerous erect quadrangular stems.Blossoms gregariously once in 12 years.

Photo Courtesy: Harisankar